In a landmark decision decades in the making, a local court in Marinduque has ruled in favor of at least thirty plaintiffs against the Marcopper Mining Corporation, for a mine spill that wreaked havoc on the community on December 3, 1993. It is one of the worst mining...
Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center (LRC)
The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan/Friends of the Earth Philippines (LRC-KsK/FoE Phils.) is organized and registered as a non-stock, non-profit, non-partisan, cultural, scientific and research organization. Established in December 7, 1987, it started actual operations in February 1988.
LRC-Kasama sa Kalikasan is the Philippine member of Friends of the Earth.
LRC works for the recognition and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and upland rural poor communities to land and other natural resources. The Center seeks to bridge the gap between the informal articulation of the aspirations of these marginalized communities on the one hand, and the formal, technical, bureaucratic and legal language used by the state.
To accomplish its goals, LRC-KsK maintains the following programs: Research and Policy Development, Direct Legal Services, and Campaigns Support.
Friends of the Earth Philippines / The Legal Rights & Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan
Address: 114 Maginhawa Street, Unit 2-A La Residencia Building
Teachers’ Village East
1101 Diliman, Quezon City, Phillipines
Phone: +632 928 1372 or 436 1101
Fax: +632 920 7172
Contact: Friends of the Earth Philippines / The Legal Rights & Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan
The Provincial Development Council (PDC) of South Cotabato has issued a resolution upholding the ban on open-pit mining in the province. Only the ban stands in the way of the Tampakan Gold-Copper Project (TGCP), one of the largest open-pit projects in Asia that...
Climate change litigation, or simply “climate litigation,” has been growing in importance over the past decades. This becomes especially critical for the Philippines in view of its climate change vulnerability, due to its high exposure to natural hazards (typhoons,...